Search Results: "Roger Bollen"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBO CRAZY by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"No rocket fuel required for this lighter-than-air vehicle. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Introduced originally in a 1996 picture book, then a made-for-TV movie, space-station-dwelling preteen Zenon Kar kicks off her chapter-book series with a slangy girl-meets-robodog tale. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING PEOPLE by Christopher Bollen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A dark character study rife with paradox and indirection."
A quartet of isolated personalities drift the streets of post-9/11 New York in Bollen's debut literary novel. Read full book review >

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ORIENT by Christopher Bollen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Skillfully written, with delightful malice aforethought."
Art, money, and ill intent collide in Interview magazine editor Bollen's (Lightning People, 2011) sophomore novel.Read full book review >

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THE DESTROYERS by Christopher Bollen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"At once gritty, sandy, and silky—good reading for the beach or a yacht, too."
When a childhood game takes on grown-up dimensions, you just know that things aren't going to go well. So it is in this latest thriller of the 1 percent by Interview editor Bollen (Orient, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

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BUFFON by Jacques Roger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

A dry yet thorough life of the Enlightenment philosopher and naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (170788). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A valuable adjunct to the small but growing literature surrounding the current economic crisis."
Avarice, incompetence, feuding, lying, revenge-seeking: The financial collapse of Iceland in October 2008, writes Financial Times correspondent Boyes, has all the makings of a Viking saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Nog: A Christmas Muse by Roger McManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A rambunctious, albeit protracted, fantasy tale."
Debut author McManus offers a novel about a muse's quest to continue after the death of the human he inspired. Read full book review >